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Cost / Management Accountant


Posted on May 7, 2021 by CV-Library

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£40k - £40k Annual

Cost / Management Accountant

Remote Working | 12-month contract

Up to £40,000

Seymour John are proud to be partnering with a global manufacturing business based in Powys. Due to internal secondment they seek to recruit a Cost Accountant to maintain the existing cost accounting systems and to aid with NPD costings for a period of 12 months. My client is happy to consider candidates working remotely however occasional visits to the site in Powys will be required.


The Management Accountant position is responsible for maintaining the Cost Accounting System to enable detailed understanding of current and future product and manufacturing process costs. Working closely with both the Global Manufacturing Operations, Marketing, R&D Product Development and Procurement Teams to analyse and advise on costs of raw materials, manufacturing process and product design decisions with the objective of systematically removing cost and waste and improving product margins.

The Management Accountant is also responsible for providing Oracle backfill support for other areas of Operations Finance as the Oracle implementation requires


• Establish and maintain a system for recording standard and actual manufacturing costs by product and process in the UK manufacturing location

• Work with the Operations Financial Accounting and Planning teams to understand and explain Manufacturing performance

• Produce data and analysis to identify continuous improvement and cost reduction opportunities in a lean manufacturing environment

• Work closely with R&D project teams to provide financial support and oversight through the new product development (NPD) lifecycle from concept to production

• Provide financial modelling to track and manage R&D project costs, provide financial oversight and direction through the project to highlight financial impact of decisions on the cost of the project as well as to the final product cost

• Transition of product costing data from R&D to production cost accounting department for a smooth transition into full production

• Work closely with the Strategic Procurement, R&D and Manufacturing Operations teams to identify, track and support VA/VE opportunities

• Create and assist in financial evaluation of NPD and capital project investments and review of investment requests before release to the required investment approvers

• Provide backfill support for the Operations Finance team as required



• Skilled in financial modelling and analysis of large data sets

• Organised with efficient planning of workload

• Strong analytical skills

• Cost accounting experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment

• Good written and oral communication skills to all levels


• Knowledge and experience of lean manufacturing methodology and process e.g. 6 Sigma desirable

For further information on this 12-month contract with flexibility to work remotely please contact Lee Walker at Seymour John ASAP as interviews will commence shortly.

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